An ex-boyfriend of the mother of a little girl who was critically wounded by a stray bullet on Monday has been charged in the shooting.
Tarenzo Dillon, 26, of the 4600 block of South Michigan Avenue, has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm following an altercation that led to the shooting of a 1-year-old girl Monday on the South Side, according to the the Chicago Tribune .
The girl was in stroller in the 7600 block of South Dobson Avenue just after midnight Monday when two men--the ex and current boyfriends of the baby's mother--began arguing. The child was with her mother, friends and relatives in the park.
The Sun-Times reported Monday:
The argument started because both men were trying to visit with their children at separate times and during one of the visits, one man disciplined the child of the other man, sending that man into a rage. The angry man pulled out a gun and fired at the other man and didn't hit him but accidentally struck the child in the cheek instead. The bullet also pierced her shoulder, the lieutenant said.
The baby, identified by NBC Chicago as Akira Vickers, had surgery on her jaw and shoulder at Chicago Comer Children's Hospital where she was last listed in "stable" condition.
The Tribune reports that Dillon was convicted in 2006 of a felony weapons charge and sentenced to a year of probation. He is due in bond court later Wednesday.